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Resources by Topic: Medicaid

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Partner Toolkit
Provides resources from federal government agencies regarding COVID-19. Includes infographics, regulatory guidance, podcast and webinar recordings, and other sources of information for the general public, Medicare beneficiaries, caregivers, and providers.
Date: 06/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Health Panel Comment Letter – Maternal and Infant Health Care in Rural Communities
Offers comments in response to the CMS Maternal and Infant Health Care in Rural Communities Request for Information. Describes Medicare cost reporting challenges for obstetric services at Critical Access Hospitals and possible changes to maternal health coverage under Medicaid.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Policy Research Institute Rural Health Panel
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State Telehealth Laws & Reimbursement Policies
Summary of telehealth-related policies, laws, and regulations for the 50 states and the District of Columbia. Focuses on Medicaid fee-for-service policies and includes the most recent policy language in each state as of February 2020.
Additional links: Infographic, Interactive Map - Current State Laws & Reimbursement Policies, Interactive Map - Legislation and Regulation Tracking
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Interim Final Rule Updating Requirements for Notification of Confirmed and Suspected COVID-19 Cases Among Residents and Staff in Nursing Homes
Provides an overview of a May 2020 CMS interim final rule outlining COVID-19 infection control, surveillance, and reporting requirements for nursing homes and long-term care facilities. Discusses updates to the "COVID-19 Focused Survey for Nursing Homes." Includes responses to Frequently Asked Questions regarding long-term care facility requirements for reporting confirmed and suspected cases of COVID-19.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Removing Regulatory Barriers to Telehealth Before and After COVID-19
Explores historical state and federal barriers to implementing telehealth services to their full capabilities. Examines how regulatory flexibilities provided for telehealth services during the COVID-19 pandemic may impact the use of telehealth service delivery in the future. Discusses rural access to broadband internet and includes other rural references throughout. Offers policy recommendations and lessons learned during the pandemic response.
Author(s): Nicol Turner Lee, Jack Karsten, Jordan Roberts
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Brookings Institution, John Locke Foundation
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Maine Hospital Association - COVID-19
Highlights resources and information pertaining to COVID-19 for hospitals in Maine. Features information for hospitals regarding personal protective equipment, ventilators, and telehealth among other resources.
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Maine Hospital Association
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COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for State Medicaid and Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Agencies
Highlights recommendations by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services for state Medicaid and the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Includes information regarding the use of telehealth by Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs).
Date: 05/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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Telehealth Coverage Policies in the Time of COVID-19
Summary of telehealth services that are covered by various public and private payers related to COVID-19. Includes information on state and federal actions. Updated with new information and new policies as the situation develops.
Additional links: COVID-19 Related State Actions
Date: 05/2020
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Center for Connected Health Policy: The National Telehealth Policy Resource Center
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Medicaid: State Views on Program Administration Challenges
Describes four federal Medicaid policies that pose barriers to effective program administration. Highlights the requirement for states to pay Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) and Rural Health Clinics (RHCs) under the prospective payment system as a challenge for states. Identifies three issues for federal policymakers to consider when addressing these administrative challenges.
Additional links: Full Report
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Government Accountability Office
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State Medicaid & CHIP Telehealth Toolkit: Policy Considerations for States Expanding Use of Telehealth
Identifies policy areas that states should address in order to facilitate the expansion of telehealth services within the Medicaid and CHIP programs. Includes a customizable checklist and worksheet for next steps for each policy area. Provides resources on federal telehealth policies and updates as a result of COVID-19.
Date: 04/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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